Pakistan and India have agreed to restore the 2003 ceasefire agreement along the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary, suggesting a new push to defuse years of tensions.
The two DGs of military operations made hotline contact in the interest of achieving “mutually beneficial and sustainable peace”, the ISPR statement read.
Today in an unexpected development the top military commanders of Pakistan and India also agreed that in case of any issue, restraint will be exercised and the matter will be resolved through utilisation of existing mechanisms of hotline contacts and border flag meetings at local commander’s level.
It said they agreed to address each other’s core issues and concerns which have the propensity to disturb peace and lead to violence.
Both sides agreed for strict observance of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the LOC and all other sectors, with effect from tonight.
It was reiterated by Pakistan and India that existing mechanisms of hotline contact and border flag meetings will be utilised to resolve any unforeseen situation or misunderstanding.
Contact between the two military officials comes at a time when a number of cases of LoC violations by India have been reported by the Pakistan Army.
The statement is being considered an attempt by both nations to adhere to the ceasefire on the LoC that was agreed in 2003.